Next program to air Saturday April 13 on NBC at 9 a.m.
Lake Placid, N.Y. – Over three months have elapsed since Lake Placid hosted the International Children’s Winter Games (ICWG), yet the message created by the young participating athletes continues to resonate through syndicated television.
Emmy Award-winning Teen Kids News (TKN) - a weekly 30-minute television program – will air the second segment from Lake Placid. It is hosted, once again, by 12-year-old Lincoln Norfolk and produced by John F. Morgan.
Teen Kids News debuted in 2003 and focuses on the efforts and achievements of young people. The show airs on more than 200 television stations, including NBC 5 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The April 13 nordic segment will highlight Nina Schamberger, an ICWG gold medalist from Frisco, Colorado.
“This is just another extension of the success of the 2019 International Children's Winter Games,” said Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall. “For us to be providing more distribution of an event that was staged 100 days ago is just perfect.”
The first story aired by TKN in February captured the opening ceremony. A number of athletes welcomed viewers in their native language.
During the January competitions, Norfolk anchored a nightly report, produced by Morgan, that aired on the event’s Facebook page.
“Our goals were to find a medium that would create a legacy well beyond early January, find a youthful on-air presence to convey these great messages, and do it all with a small budget,” said Morgan. “We have achieved all three and maybe we’ve come across some concepts that can be applied to future events here.”
Support for the 2019 International Children’s Winter Games is being provided by Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program under the Market NY initiative.
In Northern New York, TKN airs every Saturday on WPTZ NBC 5 in Plattsburgh at 9 a.m.
Carrie Gentile, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism
Jon Lundin, Olympic Regional Development Authority